Dectech’s pioneering role in data analytics for football recognized in The Times

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An extract from the new book “Expected Goals: The Story of how Data Conquered Football and Changed the Game Forever” by Rory Smith was published in The Times recently. In the excerpt, the author recalls how data analytics all started in the sport. It describes a detailed account of Dectech’s pioneering role in its work with Tottenham in the early 2000s, and how this best kept secret from the rest of the footballing world at the time, gave Spurs an advantage. This piece gives insights into Dectech’s efforts to analyse football data and utilise true event data, which continue today.  


You can read the full article via the link below:

Data, not Harry Redknapp, brought Rafael van der Vaart to Tottenham

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